@Fitzy I detailed a lot about my commute and decision making process of getting the Ioniq back in March on this thread. Our commute is about 65km each way so we typically do about 130km each day assuming we have nowhere else to go. Range wise I'm finding a range of around 220-230km in summer. Drove home from work on Monday fully charged and and had over 170km left when I got home. Is the infrastructure really that bad over there? I feel over here it was a weird observation bias thing. You don't see any of it is there until you go looking for it. And then all of sudden you see it here there and everywhere.
@gilgamboa I'd say @iron_mike isn't too far off with the €2000 fuel saving. The C4 and Octavia were both petrol. So were a bit more expensive than a tank of diesel.
@Fagan_ODowd Mostly charge at work for free. But the chargers around the country remain free. I only pay for the electricity I use in my free home charger. That's where the €100 estimate comes from. I'd say we charge it just over once a week on average at home at around €3 a pop. 1.3 x 26 x €3 = €101.40 [For those interested in a new electric car, the free home charger offer I mentioned in March got extended]
The bottom line I mentioned in March was that we were commuting in 2 cars and it was costing €600pm. We scrapped my wife's recently detonated C4 and got the Ioniq. The repayments on the Ioniq and the amount of petrol we put in our 2nd car [2011 Octavia] is less than the €600 we were spending on petrol. We're actually using the Octavia less than I estimated. At the time of getting the Ioniq I made what I thought was an aggressive estimate of only filling the Octavia once a month. My wife reckons we've only filled it 3 or 4 times since January.
As an aside, one unfortunate side effect is people wanting to stop us to talk about the car. My wife doesn't mind that much but I'm a very reluctant evangelist. Easier in the comfort of my desk in front of a keyboard. I should make some business cards with a link to this thread, hand it to them and walk away. You also get some hilarious looks as you drive through urban areas. The fake spaceship sound of the car [they added that otherwise it's be absolutely silent, which has proved dangerous] makes people frown and double take the car a lot.